Alliance Pipeline's new Community Safety and Emergency Responder Funding initiatives provide funds to promote greater safety in the communities along its pipeline system. The two new community investment programmes support community organisations and first responders in obtaining critical safety equipment, training and resources.
Reflecting the company's focus on safety, the Alliance Community Safety Initiative provides grants of up to US$5000 to non-profit organisations in communities along the Alliance system for safety related initiatives. Examples of how the grants may be used include first aid training for a local community group or rescue equipment for a local pool. Alliance wants applicants to get creative with how the company can help make the community safer.
The second new component, the Emergency Responder Funding Initiative, provides up to US$5000 (per organisation) every three years toward equipment and other high priority needs for emergency responders serving communities along the Alliance Pipeline. This initiative is designed to help emergency responder organisations obtain the safety equipment they need but don't have the resources for.
"We've chosen to focus our charitable efforts in a way that reinforces our commitment to safety," said Terrance Kutryk, Alliance's President and CEO. "This reflects Alliance's commitment to safe operations, local community safety and the safety of those living and working near our pipeline. We believe we can have a greater local impact by concentrating this funding on one important cause – safety."
To mark the launch of the new programme, Alliance recently awarded its first Emergency Responder grant to the Grand Coulee Fire Department in southern Saskatchewan. The funds will be put toward the purchase of ‘Jaws of Life’ equipment.
"The Grand Coulee donation aligned with our desire to help organisations that demonstrate the greatest need, or the best ability to address an important community safety issue," said Rob Gray, Alliance Community Investment Lead. "That's really the essence of the programme. We want to support safety in ways that will benefit as many people as possible."
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